05 May 2019 23:22
|I'm trying to install a mod that will use the floppy LED as a CF card activity light on my Vampire 500 V2+...|
I know some CF adaptors have connectors for an LED activity light but unfortunately mine doesn't. In this event the instructions say to connect a wire to PIN 39 of the IDE connector but I'm unsure which solder pad that might be. Any ideas please? - here's a photo of my Vampire and CF card adaptor: EXTERNAL LINK
06 May 2019 00:53
|Link: EXTERNAL LINK |
Wiring an LED from pin 39 (drive activity) to 41 (5V) will blink with drive access. You may need a resistor (I've done with and without a resistor - with seemed to be really dull).
As to how to connect to the A500s floppy indicator, I don't know.
06 May 2019 22:24
|Don't worry, I have a little circuit board to take care of the connection to the A500 floppy LED (it piggybacks off the keyboard connector).|
Based on that wiring diagram you linked to, would the location of pin 39 I marked in this photo EXTERNAL LINK be correct? Just don't want to fry anything by hooking the wire up to the wrong thing :-(
07 May 2019 00:37
Just make sure your solder blob doesn't bridge over to the other pins - it's fairly fine work.
07 May 2019 19:07
|It worked - thanks for the assist. :)|